Lineage 2: Classic is set to launch its first major classic server update titled ‘Saviors’ on February 27th. The update will introduce new raid bosses that can be faced by up to 300 players at once, completely new hunting grounds to explore and plunder, the Third Class Transfer quests for level 76 players, and the new Rune system for weapon modification.
Free Saviors Hero Packs will be given to those who register their NCSoft accounts. For more information, visit the official Linage 2: Classic site.
Bless Online is set to release a new content update that will open up the ‘Urdaata War Fortress’ dungeon. On February 20th, 10-player raid groups will be able to challenge the new level 50 dungeon and take on fiery bosses such as Corrupted Aelia, Ikichi, Lava Maglam, and the final boss, Karata. The dungeon can grant players with powerful rare and heroic gear and items, but it has a limit of one entry per week.
According to Steam Charts, Bless Online’s playerbase is currently hanging at 635 average players, which is nearly at the same level as its all-time low in September 2018 when it was still a buy-to-play title. The game managed to catch the attention of some players when it launched as a free-to-play title at the end of October, but the hype seemed to have quickly faded. Perhaps Bless Online’s Urdaata Fortress raid will cause another bump in players, but something tells me it will not be enough to break the game’s current downward slope in population. Keep in mind that Bless Online’s English global version is only playable through Steam.
KoG Games has announced some details for the upcoming closed beta test of KurtzPel, the action-combat PvP-heavy anime MMO on Steam. The game’s global closed beta will begin on February 20, 2019 and end on February 24, 2019 (5 days in total). It was initially announced that 2 keys will be distributed per registered e-mail, but due to the large number of registrants for the CBT, only 1 key per registered player will be sent.
Those chosen to beta testers will receive their keys on February 13th. To sign up, you’ll have to register on the official KurtzPel site. You may want to hurry if you’re aiming to play during the upcoming CBT, since registrations have been open since the beginning of this month.
Indie developer Juvty Worlds has announced that Wild Terra Online, the previously buy-to-play sandbox survival MMORPG will become a free-to-play title on February 12th. Those who purchased the game will receive a Veteran Pack with a unique cloak, premium bonuses, and more. The transition to free-to-play will happen without a server wipe, so all properties of existing players will remain. For more information, visit the Wild Terra Online Steam page.
It’s not a flashback to the year 2013. Gameforge has announced that TERA EU will launch a Classic server on February 12th in celebration of the game’s sixth year anniversary. The server is expected to run for 6 to 8 weeks until the release of Patch 80 at the end of March or beginning of April.
The server will let players re-visit dungeons that have been closed or removed for a long time. Essentially, players will be able to experience what the game was like when it launched in 2013 (VM1 – VM3). You’ll be able to choose from the classic classes; Warrior, Slayer, Berserker, Sorcerer, Priest, Archer, Lancer, Mystic.
Conqueror’s Blade has launched its first closed beta under My.com! We have teamed up with My.com to giveaway 200 Closed Beta Test Access Keys (NA Region specific) to those interested in playing the medieval warfare MMO. To participate and receive your key, all you have to is click the red button below.
- Servers open from February 7th 15:00 CET (06:00am PST) to February 15th
- CBT 1 is planned to run 24/7
Sea of Thieves has launched the “Friends Play Free” event! Those who owns a physical or digital copy of the piratical MMO are now able to invite up to three friends to join them in their pirate adventures.
To get the codes, all you have to do is sign in to the Friends Play Free page. The codes can be redeemed by anyone as long as they have Xbox Live. With these codes, the game can be accessed between February 6th and 13th, 2019. Anyone who uses a Friends Play Free code can purchase the game at a 35% discount until February 27th!
Ashes of Creation Apocalypse invites all to play the game for an open stress test. On February 7th, from 1:00 pm Pacific to 6:00 pm Pacific, players will be able to login and play the battle royale standalone game.
Intrepid Studios states that the purpose of the test is primarily for optimization and stress testing, so there will not be any patch notes. Nevertheless, reporting bugs is encouraged. To join, register for the open beta and download the latest patch.
Square Enix‘s popular MMO Final Fantasy XIV Online has teamed up with Amazon to provide 30-day free trials of Final Fantasy XIV Online: Starter Edition (valued at $19.99) to all Twitch Prime members. The offer is available from February 4th to May 3rd and only applies to the PC/Mac version, not PS4. Trial players can play all the way through level 50. To play after the trial, you’ll have to pay the $12.99 monthly fee.